My Name is Erin Kennedy and I decided to start my blog, My Thirty Spot, because there was nothing out there dedicated to the “Thirty-Something” gal. I love to write, so why not? I graduated with a BA in Communications/Journalism from Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Easy Candle Upcycle Tutorial
I love candles. I used a lot over the holiday’s and I usually would just stick the candles that wouldn’t light anymore into a closet until I could figure out what to do with them. Well, I finally rounded them all up and upcycled them, and now I have a brand new candle that smells amazing.
I went to Hobby Lobby and got a few wicks for about $2 and this candle glass. They were on sale for 50% off so I only paid $1.25. You can get these items at any craft store.
I just put the wick in the glass and it stood on its own, but when you melt the candle wax, you can use a little at the bottom and let it cool so the wick will stick straight up and stay up once you add the hot wax.
I put each candle in a pot with simmering to boiling water. Depending on how much wax there was to melt, it took anywhere from 10 minutes to 25 minutes to melt completely. Bonus: It makes your house smell so good!
Pour your wax into your new glass and let it cool until it hardens. By the time the next candle melted on the stove, the wax had hardened enough for me to pour the new wax on top. You want it to be hard enough that the hot wax doesn’t melt the previous wax. You are trying to create layers.
This candle was made with all of my holiday scents so they went together well. I will be putting together my fruity scents next time. I never knew it was so easy and I am so happy with the end result!